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An Interview with TWENTY24FOUR

We sat down with Houston based songwriter and recording artist TWENTY24FOUR and it went a little something like this...

How did you get your start in music?

I started off writing poetry at around 12. I’ve always had a love for Hip-Hop and being inspired by great writers in Hip-Hop like Mos Def, Tupac, Nas as well as my older brother writing raps himself, it all just influenced me to start writing my own raps at that age. I didn’t start putting out music until 2018 where I was rapping on other peoples beats like RZA, MF Doom, Big L, Beatnuts etc.

How has Houston influenced your sound and artist career?

Its influenced me a lot. Growing up I listened to everything from my city and its hard to not get inspired by the greats like Scarface, DJ Screw and the style of music they created. Scarface had these honest storytelling but still very lyrical raps and the Chopped and Screwed sound has taught me a lot as far as production.

Tell us the story behind your new single ‘Lose Control’

Lose Control is about falling for someone who has their habits with drugs that influences you to either follow that path or feel as if they’re that drug for you.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?

I don’t really keep track with the days, so Saturdays are really like Tuesdays for me. And Tuesdays are like Sundays. My days consist of writing raps, being in the studio and playing basketball. Imma simple guy.

What artists influence your sound?

Mos Def, Sade, Lupe Fiasco, Scarface, Musiq Soulchild and the list probably goes on for another 50+ artists. I can draw inspiration from anything that actually means something to me on a personal level.

What is one album that changed your life?

Its tough to just give one album. Different albums have inspired me for different reasons in different ways at different points in my life. I think one that really stands out is “Muddy Waters” by Redman.

What’s up next for you?

Putting together a live album of my debut project “Gone Again”.

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